August 20, 2005 is WORLD GOA DAY
from WORLD GOA DAY founder Rene Barreto
Dear Friends ,
Many of you must have by now heard of OUR WORLD
GOA DAY - WGD is a day set aside to celebrate our
GOAN CULTURAL HERITAGE , many are PROUD TO BE GOANS,
to those Goans who feel proud - I say , come and
JOIN Goans world wide and celebrate this day.
The day we have chosen to celebrate our world goa
day is the 20th of August 2005. This unique WORLD
GOA DAY is in its sixth year , Goans from all over
the WORLD are today a part of it. We have over forty
GOAN ORGANISATIONS participating and tens of Thousand
sing aloud the song PROUD TO BE A GOA. The day we
have chosen to celebrate WORLD GOA DAY is the 20th
of August , 2005.
TOGETHER for GOA and Goans everywhere.
Please visit our webiste www.goaday.com
here for more details....
of Pakistan Celebrate World Goa Day on 20th -21st August
From: Felix D'Sa
Here in Pakistan the Goinkars Own Academy under the leadership
of Deborah Santamaria will be celebrating World Goa Day
on 20th - 21st August.
would be our way of showing solidarity to Goans around
the world. Last year we had 150+ members and guests in
attendance. And this year we have 200+. The idea of celebrate
our heritage, culture, traditions, music and cuisine and
most of all our language KONKANI is a great one. It should
not be forgotten that World Goa Day came into being to
honor our Konkani language we can do it by learning and
speaking it in public. Credit goes to Rene Barreto who
in 2000 relentlessly work hard with a few co-coordinators
for revival of our Mother Tongue Konkani and as you can
see this forum which began with just a few has increased
tremendously because we did not work as an individual
we worked as a team and therefore together we have made
as Goans are proud of the many important values we possess,
and World Goa Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate
and share these rare values with the various communities
around the world.
Viva Goa -
Viva Goans of Karachi Pakistan
President , Goinkars Own Academy
Asian Festival "MMM" Captivates Toronto
here for the details.
Canorient Community In Montreal - Collage of Mothers
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Clips from Goa
Joel D'Souza & Fred Noronha
partnership with soccer vital for Goa
MAPUSA: It is heart-warming to see that the campaign to
declare football as an official sport in Goa is gaining
ground. No other state, nor even Bengal, which had dominated
the scene for decades, has so far done it. And if the state
government bestows recognition, due and deserving to the
game of football, it would surely bring about a sea change
in the sport in terms of support and infrastructure.
Mallya rolls out the Kingfisher flying carpet
ON BOARD KINGFSHER AIRLINES FLIGHT: Vijay Mallya, India's
poster boy of consumption and consumerism, who emulates
the polo-playing princes he admires, by wearing diamonds
in his lobes, got into the cockpit of his Kingfisher airline
A-320 and flew the good times from Goa to Mumbai and back,
on the inaugural flight in this sector.
Budget brings cheer to liquor firms
PANJIM, Aug 11: Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane presented
a budget of Rs.3725.74 crore for the current year 2005-06
with emphasis on social sector. While no additional taxes
have been imposed, the budget has brought cheers to the
liquor industry. Under the value added tax regime, tax has
been reduced from 22 per cent to 4 per cent on feni and
from 22 per cent on Indian Made Foreign Liquor.
lifts 250 tonne garbage
PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji today under
a stop-gap arrangement lifted 250 metric tonnes of garbage
strewn around the city and gathered 50 metric tonnes of
public waste through door-to-door collection, and began
back-filling of government land near the EDC ground, behind
city Kadamba bus stand, under police protection.
Goans join the rest of people of India to celebrate the
country's 59th Independence Day today. Functions have started
quite early in the morning all over the State. Chief Minister
Pratapsing Rane will unfurl the tricolour at the Old Secretariat
in Panjim. He will address the ceremonial parade as well
as present police medals, awards to Anganvadi workers and
the Yashadamini awards. Meanwhile, the Catholic community
in Goa also celebrate the feast of the assumption of Our
Lady today in all the parishes, in some of which the joyous
day coincides with the "Harvest Festival" or Novidade.
A number of cultural programmes organised by institutions,
clubs and associations, road races and coconut breaking
competitions are special features of the day.
18th August 2005 - Hanwell London W7. DOMINGOES
S FERNANDES ( Aged 82; Ex Nanyuki, Kenya, born
in Goa ). Husband of Lourdes Fernandes. Father of Prisca,
Gracie ( Alan - Toronto, Canada ), Maria, Anthony ( Rosy
). Grandfather of Christopher(Toronto Canada), Antonia and
Carla. Funeral Arrangements as follows: Reception into Church:
Thursday 25th August 2005 at 7.00pm. Funeral Mass: Friday
26th August 2005 at 10:00am. Reception into church and Funeral
Mass at the Our Lady of Visitation Church, Greenford Road,
Greenford, Middlesex. Burial at Greenford Park Cemetery,
Windmill Lane, Greenford, Middlesex. Condolence Email :
Aug. 2005. CASMIR D'SA resident of Shetye
Salkar Residency, Fatorda, Margao passed away. Father /Father-in-law
of Bernad/Bernadine(Perth), Beven, Bernadine/David (Canada).
Brian/Sandra (Fatorda), Narahari (Patorda), Grandfather
of Brenella, Brendan, Brenita, Rianna, Samantha, Warren
Nathan, Jonathan & Naren.
Funeral announcement would be done later.
14 Aug. 2005. THELMA FERNANDES (nee Gomes)
of Vancouver, Canada passed away on Sunday, She will be
lovingly remembered by her husband, Maurice, and daughters,
Renee and Gina. She is the daughter of Grace Gomes and the
late Sebastian Gomes and daughter-in-law of Arlinda Fernandes
and the late George Fernandes, formerly of Uganda. She will
be sadly missed by her sisters Ida (Armando) of Toronto,
Youlanda (Walter) of Santa Rosa, CA, Fermina (Trevor) of
Toronto, Amelia (Kelvin) of England. Also mourning her passing
are her brothers-in-law Terry (Dolly) from Edmonton, Brian
from Edmonton, Christopher (Anne) from Hamilton. She will
also be missed by her nieces and nephews: Brandon, Desiree,
Ashlynn, Natasha, Channing, Dario, Amber, Gaelen, Matthew,
Michelle and Kara.
funeral service was held at Sacred Heart Parish on Friday,
August 19th 2005. Messages of condolence can be sent via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. Toronto. JOHN REMEDIOS. (Aged 84,
ex-Mombasa). Husband of the late Margarida (Maggie). Loving
father of Aurora (Joe), Joey (Lucia), Felix (Yvonne), Tony
(Ranji), Xavier (Lynn), Rita (Harry), Tim (Rhonda), Laura
(Tony), Lorraine (John) and the late Matthew and his wife
Rita. Fondly remembered grandfather of his 16 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at 10a.m. on Sat. 13 Aug. at St. Francis Xavier
Roman Catholic Church, 5650 Mavis Road at 10a.m. Interment
Assumption Cemetery. For full details including visitation
arrangements and condolence messages click
August 3, 2005. MONTEIRO, ANA RITA- Passed
away peacefully at age 86 on Wednesday, at North York General
Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Manoel Monteiro. Predeceased
by her son Theo (Genny) and son-in-law Cajetan. Loving mother
of Tarsila, Nelson (Bertha), Marcello (Cathy), Theordora
(Paul) and Clare. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren
and great-grandson. Funeral Mass at Epiphany of Our Lord
Parish Roman Catholic Church, took place on Saturday, August
listing of events in 2005 please click
Events in Canada - Spring -Summer 2005
August 20, 2005
Goa Day Picnic
August 28, 2005
September 4, 2005
September 7, 2005
Goan Seniors Steering Group
Meeting to Form New 55+ Goan Seniors Group
September 10, 2005
Day-New England Goans Picnic
September 17, 2005
Villagers of Calangute (Toronto)
of St. Alexius
September 25, 2005
October 8, 2005
Tanzanite Dance - 2005
October 15, 2005
November 19, 2005
December 17, 2005
East Goan Seniors
Goan School Ex-student's Committee - Toronto
3rd 2005 To December 3rd 2006.
Francis Xavier Jubilee Year Celebrations
Toronto Area Events
Sheets for Parents
public School board is providing parents with tips to help
children continue developing reading, writing and math skills
during summer vacation.
The Peel District School Board's Web site www.peelschools.org,
is providing access to tip sheets and suggested parent/child
activities to continue learning experiences for young and
older students outside the school environment.
Studies show that children who remain active learners outside
the classroom during summer months are better prepared to
return to school in the fall.
The Parents Boost Learning section of the Web site features
learning activities for pre-school children, in addition
to elementary, middle and secondary school students.
board's Website includes more than 45 tip sheets as well
as advice for choosing quality summer programs and suggestions
for various activities to help kids learn.
a learning experience doesn't need to be an expensive endeavour,"
said Brian Woodland, Peel board's communications director.
"As a parent , you can turn any ordinary activity into
fun and memorable way to learn."
Places and Things
outlook for 2005/2006
Cruising (Ocean) has become very affordable and brings
more return in your investment than choosing just one
place to vacation for the week. Cruising gives you the
opportunity to see various places you could not do otherwise.
It is true what the Cruise Industry says, "You haven't
lived until you Cruise". Cruising offers the essence
in romance as the ship sales through breezy moonlit nights
and sunny, sultry days.
Motors to expand sourcing of auto parts from India
largest automaker General Motors has announced plans
to expand its sourcing of auto parts from Indian
companies. It is now expected to grow to as much
as USD 1 Billion by 2008 from just $120 million
now. The aim is to cut costs of producing automobiles
and outsource as much as possible to save money
on the end product.
buys auto components like castings and forgings
from more than 100 suppliers based in India. P.
Balendran, vice president of General Motors India
announced these plans while speaking to Dow Jones
Newswires: "We are planning to increase auto
parts sourcing from India substantially over the
next few years. Auto parts in India cost 25-30%
less than in North America or Europe. They are
also around 15% cheaper than South Korea and Mexico,
but the quality is on a par."
company is only one of the many automakers around
the world, which outsource auto parts from Indian
manufacturers. Some other automakers include Ford
Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler AG, Volkswagen AG,
Volvo AB and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. the reason
behind this is the low cost and cutthroat competition
in the local market making it tough to save money
in their own localized markets.
India also has plans to introduce three new cars
next year in a bid to increase its market share
in Asia’s fourth-biggest automobile market.
scientists have solved a problem that has had the world's
safety and security industries stumped - how to watch
hundreds of security cameras at the same time, using them
to spot trouble and track offenders. For more details
click the link below:
Into Compost - BiobiN®
Peter Wadewitz has been commercially processing compost
for 30 years. He would collect manure from chicken farms
to bring to his compost site for processing. To solve
the problem farmers were having in disposing safely of
dead birds, Peter was inspired to find a better way. The
in-vessel composting system is now turning all kinds of
waste matter into compost in a short time.For more details
click the link below:
In New Homes May Be Mandatory
Monday, August 15, 2005
A campaign is underway in Ontario to force all new homes
to install sprinkler systems. The campaign, launched by
a coalition of groups representing fire professionals,
consumers and the sprinkler industry, is being led by
Toronto's former fire chief.
Speed says installing residential fire sprinkler systems
and smoke alarms reduces the risk of death during a fire
by 82 per cent. More than 220 North American jurisdictions
already have legislation in place making sprinkler systems
mandatory. In Vancouver, where the law has been in place
for 10 years, there has not been a single accidental fire
fatality in a home where there is a sprinkler.
happens when your cholesterol levels are too high?
on Goans Tanzanite Web site
reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, your doctor
will recommend a treatment that will help you get your
cholesterol levels back to a healthy level. How is a treatment
first step is to determine your risk of heart disease
over the next 10 years. Your doctor can use a formula
developed from a major heart disease study called the
Framingham Study to calculate your risk of heart disease.
To do this, the doctor will need to know your age, cholesterol
levels, blood pressure, and whether you smoke. For full